back bench

  1. any of the rows of seats occupied by the backbenchers.

Origin of back bench

First recorded in 1870–75

Words Nearby back bench Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use back bench in a sentence

  • Then he indicated the vacant swing-back bench at the far side of the table, and sat down opposite to Cartoner himself.

    The Vultures | Henry Seton Merriman
  • With the utmost alacrity one big girl from a back bench came rushing to the schoolmistress' assistance.

  • The luckless form of the youthful Lawkins, pale and scared, rose from a back bench.

    The Willoughby Captains | Talbot Baines Reed
  • The beds were made upon the earthen floor of his tomato-forcing house and under the back bench.

    Mushrooms: how to grow them | William Falconer